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Edible Gifts Recipe Contest and a Giveaway!


We all know that is the season of giving, yet it’s also the season of sharing.

How about sharing to give? Let me explain…

Make a difference this holiday season by giving to those you love and to those in need.

From now until December 2, 2013 Philly Canada wants your best gift-able Philly recipes! Submit your recipe {which includes Philadelphia cream cheese as an ingredient} and you could be 1 of 5 people to get a grand prize of $250! It’s the Edible Gifts Recipe Contest!

edible gifts recipe contest

As well, by entering your recipe, you can help Food Banks Canada. For the first 100 recipe submissions, Kraft Canada will make a donation of $5 per recipe to this organization. 

Not only does your recipe give money to a great cause, it’s also your entry into a sweet contest! You can also submit as many recipes as you’d like, though you can only win once in the contest. 

Get out your favourite recipe cards, I bet you have a fantastic edible gift made with Philly that you could submit. Be sure to let me know if you’ve done so, I’d love to see your recipe and cheer you on. 

In the meantime, make sure to check out the recipes at Real Women of Philadelphia, a great resource to find goodies to make this holiday season!

melting snowman cookie balls
Melting Snowman Cookie Balls


WIN IT: One Canadian reader will get a Kraft gift basket. It includes an assortment of Kraft products and a Real Women of Philadelphia apron and spatula, arv $50

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TO ENTER: Fill in the form below with your qualifying entries. Good Luck!!



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as part of my affiliation with the brand. The opinions on this blog are my own.


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  1. I just got the chocolate cream cheese and it is amazing. i put it on toast, pancakes, delicious! doesn’t need any recipe, good on its own!

  2. nothing fancy, but I love a good cream cheese mixed with smoked salmon and roasted garlic with dill as a spread or a dip

  3. No bake cheesecake. Anytime I can make something that looks great without turning on the oven, it’s a win.

    1. Your garlic Philly Sauce as the base layer/spread on one side of the Panini bread, slathered generously. Layer with grilled vegetable, fresh turkey breast (real, not processed, as are most all of my ingredients)…, bacon, fresh mint and basil leaves, spread warmed triple cream brie across the inside of the top layer of second slice of the Panini bread. For an extra oomph top with more cheese, preferably mix it up with a cheese other than the brie I’ve used Feta Top with homemade quacomole (the guac takes 5 minutes, so easy, delish)

  4. I make chocolate dipped snowball cookies and adapted the recipe to use 1/2 c butter and 1/2 c cream cheese intsead of all butter, so good.

  5. I like cream cheese and pepper jelly spread on a wrap, then rolled up and sliced……very nicely colored rolls, look great with such little work

  6. My favorite recipe using cream cheese is Turtle cheesecake. Totally decadent.

  7. Cream cheese mixed with crushed up oreo cookies, rolled into a ball and dipped in chocolate. They are lille min truffles that are to die for, and oh so easy to make. ( Shaped them into mini footballs last year and added white piping for the laces, easy peasy)

  8. I use the Herb and Garlic cream cheese as a major ingredient in my favourite variation of blush sauce with pasta. so yummy!

  9. I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be great to win the Kraft gift basket.
    In response to your requirement to tell you my favourite recipe that includes Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
    My favorite is Creamy Butter Chicken
    What you need to make it is 1 Tbsp. oil1 onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, minced2 Tbsp.grated gingerroot1 Tbsp. garam masala1 Tbsp. ground cumin1 can (156 g) tomato paste1/4 cup water1 lb. (450 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces1 tub (270 g) Philadelphia Original Cooking Creme1/4 cup fresh cilantro
    and to make it Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions; cook 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic and ginger; cook 1 to 2 min. or until fragrant. Add garam masala and cumin; cook and stir 30 sec. Stir in tomato paste and water until well blended. Add chicken; stir until coated. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 6 to 8 min. or until done, stirring occasionally.Add Cooking Creme; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until heated through.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!

  10. My family is crazy for Million Dollar Spaghetti, a recipe I found on Pinterest.

  11. I make a dip with Philly cream cheese, shrimp, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Franks hot sauce and chopped shallots. Blend everything together except the finely chopped shallots which you add after, it’s a family favorite dip.

  12. cream cheese, topped with canned chilli, topped with cheese all baked in the oven to make the best hot taco dip ever!

  13. Besides the obvious CHEESE CAKE, I really liked the spread I made this past weekend for our French toast. I whipped Philly cream cheese, added vanilla, powder sugar and cinnamon. It was fantastic!!

  14. I am not a very good cook I usually go to my sisters and she helps me bake lol but I sure do love eating cheescake so I would say chocolate cheescake is my favorite but I dont have the recipe my sister has that lol

  15. Taco dip!)First layer Philly Cream cheese and sour cream (that has been beat together until smooth) into a 9′ by 11′ serving pan. 2) I finely chop 2 tomatoes and 4 green onions and stir into 398 ml jar of Tostitos mild salsa which has been poured into medium size bowl stir together and then spread on philly layer 3) Sprinkle with grated cheese!
    Now chill til ready to serve with nacho chips

  16. My mom makes an appy called Shrimp Surprise – the base is Philly Cream Cheese and Mayo and then topped with chilli sauce, veggies and cheese – it’s always a hit!

  17. One of my favorite dips is Greek Dip, it has 1 brick of Philadelphia Cream Cheese and 1/2 cup miracle whip. Mix together for bottom base of dish. Chop finely cucumber, red onion, and tomato and spread on top of mixture and then sprinkle feta cheese on top. Refrigerate for an hour or so. Serve with tostitos. Delicious! Another recipe in which is simple, Pepper Jelly, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Wheat Thin Crackers. Cracker first, dollup of cream cheese and dollup of pepper jelly. Enjoy!

  18. there is a banana bread that uses cream cheese, I just look it up on google when I go to make it

  19. Philadelphia Cream cheese and a jar of marshmallow cream – the best fruit dip ever!

  20. i make a dip using cream cheese, here goes
    i block cream cheese
    1/2 c. mayo
    2 T. green relish
    i can flaked ham
    i tsp garlic powder
    mix well and serve with veggies or crackers

  21. I love to make anjitos.
    5 flour tortillas
    1 brick of cream cheese-softened
    1 cup grated cheddar
    1/4 cup minced green or red peppers
    2 TBSP minced Jalepeno peppers (Or more to taste)
    1 TBSP minced onion
    Combine all ingredients together.
    Divide over flour tortillas, spread evenly.
    Roll up tortillas.
    Chill for 1 hour
    Bake at 350*F for 15 minutes.
    Slice into 1 inch pieces.
    Serve with Salsa and Sour Cream.

  22. I love making a taco dip with Philly cream cheese for get togethers – there is NEVER any left, signs of a hit 🙂

  23. My favorite recipe with philly cream cheese is Cherry cheese cake LOVE LOVE cheese cake

  24. i love these rolls ups that my mom used to make with cream cheese, chicken and red peppers spread on a flour tortilla then cut into circles and baked in the oven til crispy
    om nom nom

  25. I love cheesecake and a close second is carrot cake with lots of cream cheese icing!

  26. I have a pecan tassy that I make and I need some Philadelphia Cream Cheese to make the pastry! it is a family favorite!

  27. I love that cream cheese icing that you put on carrot cake…and I use Philly cream cheese when I make mine!

  28. chicken alfredo is my favourite but most meals that have Philadelphia cream cheese I love. I love a nice cheesecake some of which do have Philly in them but not all. I also like it just on it’s own on Jacob’s cream crackers.

  29. Shrimp stuffed mushroom caps. I just saute shrimps with cream cheese and herbs, stuff into mushrooms, top with cheese and bake.

  30. I make a white sauce with cream cheese, mayonnaise, butter, parmesan and some other seasonings that my family loves. It’s great on anything!

  31. I use cream cheese the most on sandwiches and crackers, and for icing carrot cake.

  32. My favourite recipe would be cinnamon rolls. The Cream Cheese is the main ingredient of the all important frosting, which I always have to double that part of the recipe. 🙂

  33. We shake n’ bake chicken, then stuff it with cream cheese, bacon, and onions. So good!!

  34. My favourite recipe that includes Philadelphia Cream Cheese is Surprise Spread. Layers of cream cheese, seafood sauce, seafood and veggies, does it get any better? And that everyone loves it, is the best part! 🙂

  35. I love quick and easy no-bake cheesecake using Philly, cool whip and a few other simple ingredients

  36. I am a cream cheese nut, so ANYTHING with cream cheese in it is a favourite with me! One that’s great at this time of year, though, is my pumpkin cream cheese cake roll. Easy, festive and so delicious!

  37. It’s a dip made with spinach, cream cheese, sour cream, onion soup mix. It’s yummy with pumpernickle bread.

  38. Cream Cheese icing is always a favourite smothered over top of a nice spicy carrot cake 🙂 thanks!

  39. My favorite is my spinach dip with philly cream cheese with fresh pumpernickel bread…yum yum yum

  40. Garlic and Philadelphia Cream Cheese mashed potatoes! We are big potato eaters, so at Christmas, we boil up 10 lbs of potatoes… yes that is alot, and a brick of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, a table spoon of crushed garlic and a bit of cream.

    It make your mashed potatoes so much more yummy!

  41. I make these simple ham roll ups around Christmas which is deli ham, cream cheese, and green onions rolled in the middle. Super simple, but amazingly tasty and because I grew up with them, screams Christmas to me.

  42. I love a cheese cake ball (just like a cheese ball but sweet with cream cheese of course) that was shared by a friend it is great served with graham cookies! yummy

  43. We are huge cream cheese fan. Great for pinwheels it just on crackers for a snack.

  44. My favorite recipe is my mom’s cherry cheesecake. I was/am not the only one that loves it, so good luck having seconds. She usually makes it for boxing day, which is also my dad’s birthday and the day we celebrate Christmas. I wish she would make 2.

  45. love strawberry cheesecake or any kind of cheesecake, matter of fact I just love cream cheese

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